Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

seit 2003

Research Scientist at Internal Medicine IV (Department of Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases), University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

2000 – 2003

Research Scientist at The German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

1998 – 1999

Associate Professor (Research), Department of Physiology, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

1995 – 1998

Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Physiology, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

1990 – 1994

Visiting Fellow/Associate, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, NIEHS, NIH, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

1988 – 1989

Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

1986 – 1988

Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Philadelphia, PA, USA


seit 2018

European Federation on Lipids

2014 – 2018

Phospholipid Research Center

seit 2011

The Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

seit 2009

European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

1992 – 2010

The Society for Free Radical Research -The Americas

2000 – 2010

The Society for Free Radical Research-European Region and Asia

1983 – 1999

The Society for Free Radical Research-European Region and Asia

1994 – 1999

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

1994 – 1999

New York Academy of Sciences

1997 – 1999

Shock Society

1997 – 1999

Nitric Oxide Society

Research training and Interests

  1. Research training in 'Free radical biochemistry of oxygen-derived radicals and nitric oxide' in enzymatic systems, cells, and experimental animals.
  2. Development and mechanisms of actions of bile acid-phospholipid based drug for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis.
  3. The role of phospholipase A2 VIA (Pla2G6) inactivation on obesity and acute liver injury: use of tissue-specific knockout mice
  4. The role of fatty acid transport protein 4 inactivation in obesity, hyperlipidemia and hepatic immune response: use of tissue-specific knockout mice

Other Professional activities

  • Served as a peer-reviewer for editors and associate editors of the following journals: Free Radical Biology & Medicine; Free Radical Research; Chemical Research in Toxicology; Biochemical Journal; Biochim. Biophys. Acta; Chemical Biological Interactions; American Journal of Physiology; Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; Life Sciences; Journal of Lipid Research; Journal of Investigative Dermatology; Journal Leukocyte Biology; International Journal of Cancer; Journal Pharmacology Experimental Therapeutics; Pharmaceutical Research; British Journal of Pharmacology; Experimental Biology and Medicine; Journal Cellular Molecular Medicine; Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets; Gut; JPET; Exp Biol Med ; Sci Report; Eur. J Pharmacol; Bio Pharm; J Genetics and Genome Res; Clin Sci; BBA lipids; Drug designs; Cell Signalling; Cell Biol International; Cell Phys Biochem; Exp Mol Phathol; FASEB J
  • Served as an adhoc reviewer of three grants (1998-1999) for U.S. Department of Agriculture National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program.
  • Served as an abstract reviewer for The Oxygen Society (SFRR of the America).
  • Served as a grant reviewer for The German Israel Foundation, The Czech Science Foundation, and Deutschforchungsgemeinschaft (DFG).